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puppetry

[puhp-i-tree] /ˈpʌp ɪ tri/
noun, plural puppetries.
1.
the art of making puppets or presenting puppet shows.
2.
the action of puppets.
3.
mummery; mere show.
4.
puppets collectively.
Origin of puppetry
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; See origin at puppet, -ry
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puppetry

/ˈpʌpɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
the art of making and manipulating puppets and presenting puppet shows
2.
unconvincing or specious presentation
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Word Origin and History for puppetry
n.

1520s; see puppet (n.) + -ry.

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